Production Manager - Safety Coordinator - Educator
Welcome to my portfolio website. I am currently the Director of Production at the Rose Theater in Omaha, NE. I enjoy managing the technical elements of the theatre and thrive in a collaborative environment that supports the growth of the production team.
I choose to work behind the scenes in order to create not only a great theatrical production but a wonderful experience for both the audience and the creative team. I have worked in all capacities of the theatre and a multitude of theatrical settings such as educational, opera, ballet, concert, and outdoor venues. My decision to learn about the theatre as a whole instead of focusing on a particular component has enabled me to think about the bigger picture, i.e. the season v. a single production, and how what we are doing affects everyone associated with a production.
Theatre is a collaborative art. We cannot just live in the bubble of our own department, we must branch out and find solutions that will benefit all. This is what I strive to do as a technical manager and what I aim to teach my students.
So take a look around; you will find some examples of projects I have worked on as well as my resume. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy browsing!
Erin Solemsaas is a distinctly superior stage manager and production manager - easily in the top 1% of all I have worked with in my career. She has honed her skills through a variety of productions and assignments. Her temperament is ideally suited for the challenges of managing artists. She is bright, hard-working, thoughtful and focused. She has a sense of humor and she's fun to be around. I consider her a valuable colleage, artistic partner and friend.
Dr. David Wintersteen
Founding Member, Theatre B
Associate Professor, Corcordia College
Erin has consistently proven herself as a valuable member of Theatre B. She never allows herself to be limited and can always be counted upon to put in the hard work which makes any theatre company function. She has always stepped up to offer her assistance and talents in any way possible. Her management style is ideally suited for a life in the theatre.
Director, Theatre B